CERTIFICATION

SEWING CERTIFICATION

 

Fashion Students

Designers

Dressmakers

Alteration Personnel

 

This certificate is to show the student has knowledge and skill that is proficient in sewing a garment using current methods of construction. Available for all ages.

 

CRITERIA:

1. Fabric weaves

2. Hand stitches

3. Seam finishes

4. Invisible Zipper Application

5. How to operate a Sewing Machine and Serger

6. How to read a pattern

7. Able to identify pattern pieces — Markings and Directional Sewing

8. How to use a French Curve

9. Sewing machine parts and appropriate needles

 

PRE-TEST: $20.00

Written exam to illustrate knowledge of seams, fabrics and proper finishes. Areas of weakness will be discussed and suggestions will be made for preparing for the exam.

 

EXAM: $80.00

Approximately a four hour exam that covers sewing by machine and hand stitching. Pre-cut fabrics and pressing equipment are provided for each step. All work is done in the classroom. You must bring your own sewing machine and tools.

 

Tools needed for Exam:

~ Your Own Machine

~ Invisible Zipper Foot (that fits your machine)

~ Rotary Cutter

~ 4.0 Double Needle

~ 2 spools of thread (any color)

~ 1 filled bobbin

~ Scissors

 

 

**IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO TAKE EITHER TEST MORE THAN ONCE.**